Gypsy - Lesley Pearse (Paperback)

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Description

Fifteen-year-old Beth's life is shattered when she and her brother Sam are orphaned. Believing that only in America can they make a fresh start, brother and sister leave Liverpool and embark on the greatest adventure of their lives. In New York, Beth's talent with the fiddle earns her the friendship of gamblers, chancers and other rogues.

Product Details

Barcode
9780141030494
Department
Books
Released
29 Apr 2009
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Lesley Pearse
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Language
English
Number of Pages
544
Dimensions
196 x 129 x 35mm (386g)

Summary

Gypsy is a compelling historical novel of survival from international number one bestselling author Lesley Pearse. Tragedy sent her on a journey far from home . . . Fifteen-year-old Beth's life is shattered when she and her brother Sam are orphaned. Believing that only in America can they make a fresh start, brother and sister leave Liverpool and embark on the greatest adventure of their lives. In New York, Beth's talent with the fiddle earns her the friendship of gamblers, chancers and other rogues. Dodging trouble across America, Beth and her friends head for the Klondike river in search of gold. How far must Beth go to find happiness? And will her travels lead this gypsy to a place she can ever call home? Praise for Lesley Pearse: 'With characters it is impossible not to care about . . . this is storytelling at its very best' Daily Mail 'Lose yourself in this epic saga' Bella 'An emotional and moving epic you won't forget in a hurry' Woman's Weekly Find Lesley on Twitter @LesleyPearse or find out more on her website, www.lesleypearse.co.uk.

Fiction

General Subject
Saga/Historical
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Contemporary Women
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Historical
BISAC Subject 4
Fiction / Contemporary Women
BISAC Subject 5
Fiction / Historical
BIC Classification 1
Sagas
Dewey Classification
823.914
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Lesley Pearse was told as a child that she had too much imagination for her own good. When she grew up she worked her way through a number of jobs, including nanny, bunny girl, dressmaker and full-time mother, before, at the age of forty-nine, settling upon a career that would allow her gifts to blossom: she became a published writer. Lesley lives in Devon and has three daughters and three grandchildren.

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Review Quotes

Gypsy is a compelling historical novel of survival from international number one bestselling author Lesley Pearse.

Tragedy sent her on a journey far from home . . . * from the publisher's description * With characters it is impossible not to care about . . . this is storytelling at its very best * Daily Mail * An emotional and moving epic that you won't forget in a hurry * Women's Weekly * Full of love, passion and heartbreak * Best *